Milwaukee Bucks Front Office
In the midst of a disappointing second season under Jason Kidd, the Bucks did at least seem to find a direction for their future. With budding superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo set to be the team's offensive engine, Milwaukee needed to build a rotation to complement his unique combination of size and skill.
Perhaps the player with the most to prove, Thom Maker's five appearances at the Las Vegas Summer League helped establish the fact he does belong out there alongside NBA-caliber talent, though doubts over what level of prospect he truly is remain.
For the Bulls, Bucks and Nuggets, pursuing Dwyane Wade seemed to clash with the direction of their roster. It's best to provide context by examining where each team exists on the competitive cycle of the NBA and what their interest in Wade says about their approach.